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Looking to buy a guest house

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:14pm
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Ant74

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Hi, I am looking at moving to this region of Spain to start a bed and breakfast.  We are in our mid 40s so haven't retired yet.   Is velez, Torrox or Alhurin el Grande a good place for all year round tourism?  If the answer is no are there any other good towns or villages for all year tourism in Malaga province?  Thanks

Holaitsdavid

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:28am

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:28am

If you want to start a business in Spain, I would look at it very carefully, it's not like the UK.

Ant74

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:30am

Ant74

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Location: Comares

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:30am

Holaitsdavid wrote on Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:28am:

If you want to start a business in Spain, I would look at it very carefully, it's not like the UK.

We know everything about starting a buiness in Spain, we live in France we have sold x2 businesses there.

clifton1971

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:16am

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:16am

Ant74 wrote on Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:14pm:

Hi, I am looking at moving to this region of Spain to start a bed and breakfast.  We are in our mid 40s so haven't retired yet.   Is velez, Torrox or Alhurin el Grande a good place for all year round tourism?  If the answer is no are there any other good towns or villages for ...

...all year tourism in Malaga province?  Thanks

Good Morning

These two websites may help you in your investigation

https://www.healthplanspain.com/blog/expat-tips/1082-residency-visas-spain.html

https://www.solicitorsinspain.com/articles/living-spain-after-brexit#Moving%20to%20Spain%20after%20Brexit%20-%20Working

Good Luck

Nigel

Ant74

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:25am

Ant74

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Location: Comares

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:25am

Thanks for the info but I have an Irish passport so im an EU citizen

clifton1971

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:43am

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:43am

Ant74 wrote on Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:25am:

Thanks for the info but I have an Irish passport so im an EU citizen

HI

This website may help you in your endeavor  then.

https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/spain/working/starting-a-business

Nigel

Gingko

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:55am

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:55am

Hi there,

my honest opinion is, that Velez and Torrox are not suitable. Alhaurin el Grande I do not know. There is a reason for the  noticable absence of guesthouses in Velez and it is, that there are just not enough tourists here. You get day trippers, but not many people stay. If they do, they rent a holiday home. Torrox has expats and day trippers, but there is not really much there for tourists. Again, people tend to stay in holiday homes. If you want to be successful, you need an edge, I think. Look at those guesthouses, that have survived over the years. Many of them are in the campo, maybe with good access to a village, all of them offer a pool. A view helps, but that is easily achieved in the hills. A very successful one I know, offers hobbit style round huts to stay in. Maybe become a yoga retreat, or offer luxury pampering weekends. Or non smoking courses for people who want to quit. Or get a location on a popular walking route. Offer language courses or a culinary experience. Become a vegan hotel. You need to be different and get an edge over others. Otherwise, open up your guesthouse on the coast and you will most likely get trade over the summer.

Good luck with whatever you end upp doing!

Ant74

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:07pm

Ant74

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Location: Comares

Joined: 10 Apr 2021

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:07pm

Gingko wrote on Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:55am:

Hi there,

my honest opinion is, that Velez and Torrox are not suitable. Alhaurin el Grande I do not know. There is a reason for the  noticable absence of guesthouses in Velez and it is, that there are just not enough tourists here. You get day trippers, but not many people stay. If they do, they rent ...

...a holiday home. Torrox has expats and day trippers, but there is not really much there for tourists. Again, people tend to stay in holiday homes. If you want to be successful, you need an edge, I think. Look at those guesthouses, that have survived over the years. Many of them are in the campo, maybe with good access to a village, all of them offer a pool. A view helps, but that is easily achieved in the hills. A very successful one I know, offers hobbit style round huts to stay in. Maybe become a yoga retreat, or offer luxury pampering weekends. Or non smoking courses for people who want to quit. Or get a location on a popular walking route. Offer language courses or a culinary experience. Become a vegan hotel. You need to be different and get an edge over others. Otherwise, open up your guesthouse on the coast and you will most likely get trade over the summer.

Good luck with whatever you end upp doing!

Thank you so much for you advice maybe I will look slightly more inland Competa or los Romanos

Kerri

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:19pm

Kerri

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:19pm

Ant74 wrote on Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:14pm:

Hi, I am looking at moving to this region of Spain to start a bed and breakfast.  We are in our mid 40s so haven't retired yet.   Is velez, Torrox or Alhurin el Grande a good place for all year round tourism?  If the answer is no are there any other good towns or villages for ...

...all year tourism in Malaga province?  Thanks

Marbella area perhaps.  Its been a few years now but when I came over to Spain looking at property the prices for stays in Marbella were either very high or very low and it seemed not much in the middle.  Now I didn't do extensive research and it was a little before the mad Air B n B situation but Marbella is a really central town for this part of the Coast and of course close to the Malaga Airport.  Even a little further down in Estepona is a nice area and growing up well and nice and central (like a mini Marbella).  

Good luck!

Chatsworth25

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:58pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:58pm

Firstly visiting a place and living there may be totally different so perhaps better to come over when travel restrictions permit and research 

Due to covid ,Brexit etc the tourism has been hard hit in Costa del sol so research is essential . In malaga city its very noticeable that tourists are absent especially from cruises 

However you may be able to negotiate a good deal bearing in mind people maybe selling due to Trade ,Brexit ,etc 

Best of luck to you 

https://www.piccavey.com/safe-travel-to-spain/

https://www.villasfincas.com/1966-how-to-succesfully-run-a-bed-breakfast-in-andalusia.html

Although 2013 the rules are pretty good 

https://www.buymydreamhotel.com/dbase_sea_record.php?europe=EUES&usa=NULL&asiapacific=NULL&canada=NULL&americacent=NULL&americasout=NULL&africa=NULL&xxx_lang=EN&submit1=Search


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